After their introduction on SABC 3’s morning show, Expresso, the Expresso morning show, SABC 3, social media platforms have been buzzing with excitement. The newly formed Shades of Africa were rated one of the top 10 hottest topics on social media that morning and the public has scored them full marks for their performance. These two artists managed to bring to the South African music scene a concept that is so fresh and different, we have no doubt that they will very soon be one of South Africa's biggest music exports. Please read the short description of Shades of Africa below:
The fusion of cultures has never been more magical. An explosion of color, rhythm and soul. Christof van der Berg in collaboration with Nhoza Sitsholwana brings an exciting new African element to the greatest songs of all time.
Christof van der Berg is a multi-award winning artist and pianist that has warmed hearts in theatres across Europe, Los-Angeles and the Far East. His dark poetic voice and magnificent piano playing, makes him a truly unique artist.
Nhoza Sitsholwana can easily be described as the sweetest voice in the country. She embraces her Xhosa culture on stage with colorful flair and traditional dresses. Nhoza is best known as the leading lady of the well known Black South Easter Band and has worked with some of South Africa's finest. The perfection of her vocal tone has captivated audiences across the African continent. Together these two artists wake the soul of Africa in some of the biggest global hits like Imagine, Quando Quando Quando and Baby I love Your Way, to mention but a few. Their repertoire also includes freshly fused versions of South African classics like Meadowlands, Nontsokolo, the Click song and many more.